Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted Sep 20, 2015
I have only owned two cats. One was the Himalayan, Bageera, who is the subject of this review, the other is a short haired alley cat. I am saying this because I want it to be known I am not a cat expert by any means.
The Himalayan is a beautiful cat. It has a long, fluffy coat. I guess if our Himalayan would have enjoyed grooming herself, it would have been fine. She didn't. No, I was forever grooming and cutting out fur balls. I did not, in any way, like this.
Himalayan's are very talkative. In Bageera's case, this was totally ok. I didn't mind. She would tell you when she was hungry, when she wanted picked up, when she wanted petted, etc. If you want a more quiet cat, this is probably not your breed. She was also extremely fussy in both diet and care. All cats want a clean litter box. However, Bageera took it to extremes. If you missed one "potty", she would make you pay. She would literally eliminate right next to the box if there was even one...well, poop. For people that worked, this wasn't always pleasant. She was also very picky about food. If you couldn't find the brands she liked, she wouldn't eat until you did.
Again, this may have mostly been her personality and not breed traits, but the long coat needing constant attention is definitely a breed trait, so if you want a self-grooming cat stay away. She was a loving cat, so in all a good cat, but not a breed I would own again.